Heat, but my 38 year old ears won't be able to tell the difference between the quality of this and a cheap £150 phone. One for the kids.
Thanks but i don't have that phone... No all phones have good DACs ... Best in the line come the LG ....the LG V30 or the G7 have great dacs for example... the G5 with the B&O DAC is rather warm...i prefer the G7 and was thinking of going for the Shanling M0 which has the same chip...
I have the much older Walkman. This Walkman ticks all the boxes for me and I'm thinking hard about getting it!. Sound signiture is perfect on the LG DAC. It pairs well with earphones/headphones with a slight v or flat range and still deliver controlled beautiful crisp highs, detailed mids and super controlled, tight bass that's punchy, they really did a superb job, although it internally upsamples everything to 24 bit, 192khz, any artifacts are certainly not affecting the resultant outputs. Also the amp drives high impedances really well. That's not easy to pull off in that form factor. But I don't use it as much as I want to as it's a pain to listen to music on my phone especially when driving. I'll out on an audiobook and just let it run, since it's on Bluetooth, and audiobooks don't need the quality, it's fine so far..
I have this player and comparing to my xz1 it's does sound better, seems the mids and treble lot more clearer
Not all phones, most can play Flac, but I think only sony play hi res audio, also LDAC is a Sony Bluetooth compression format and some phones can't do LDAC.